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the policy inside the obama administration for the sort of stuff he can't do through congress and so the real question comes to funding. we need "x" amount of dollars to rebridge this bridge, shore up this shoreline, work on roads and infrastructure and be prepared for wildfires and excessive heat, it will ultimately be up to congress to decide how to appropriate but to the extent he can use executive power to further his policy goals and say, hey, i believe climate change exists and we need to take it seriously. this is his effort to do that. >> so what does it mean for a local government? all of those things that you outlined raising bridges and so forth, that all costs money. >> if local governments want to make the case that they needed added infrastructure dollars, they can certainly do it in this context to say we're coastal, we're in a tornado zone, or what have you. but to the extent the local governments don't want to actively participate, the question then becomes is the federal government going to be at least under the obama administration holding this executive order and this poli
's ceo was asked about the new health law and report that says the obama administration knew millions of americans would not be able to keep their insurance plans. >> the only people who can keep their plan indefinitely are people who in the individual and small group market were in that% market before march 23rd, 2010 and over that period from march 2010 until now did not change plans. >> acquisitions that the white house misled people to believe they could keep insurance plans and the website resulted in heated questions on capitol hill today about what went wrong and who is to blame. bertha coombs has more. >> reporter: mike was surprised when anthem blue cross notified him the family health plan would no longer before offered. >> the primary reason they said is there is ten or 11 components that every plan has to carry. >> reporter: the retierped executive say as comparable plan on healthcare.gov will cost twice as much 140 0 a month. >> i was shocked to find out my plan was being cancelled and not compliant and my shock, i guess, kind of turned maybe to anger. >> reporter: there
, obama administration how do they respond from that and what do they want from him? >> i think the administration is interested in exploring this intelligence assistance, the u.s. knows that it has a problem as it sees the growth of al qaeda in northeast syria, and the resurgence of al qaeda in iraq, it really looked like it had been all by extinguished during the time of the u.s. troop surge and general petraeus's command there. it is strange, iraq must be the only country in the world that today would like more nsa surveillance on its territory, but they literally want to know where these people are and how to target them. i think the u.s. is -- they know maliki, maliki has been a disappointment to u.s. special, as ajami suggests we went way too forward with him, he was a petty tyrant, some years ago but now as the worm turns, here is maliki in washington looking for help and in this case, there are reasons why the u.s. ought to give him some help because it is in our interest. >> rose: a group of snawrs wrote to the president accused him of failure of governance that contrib
of ever advocated it being permanent and i don't even think the obama administration is seeking to make it permanent. but also i think it's very important that you can't talk about the safety net one program in isolation. we have over 80 different programs providing cash food housing and medical care to poor people. doesn't include social security and medicare. we spend close to a trillion dollars a year. that's about $10,000 for each low income american. this constitutes a cut of about of about one half of 1%. >> brown: are you suggesting people will not feel this right away? >> i'm suggesting very few people get food stamps alone and therefore you have to look at the overall package of assistance that they get which is closer to $27,000 to $30,000 a year. in that context this type of restraint is less alarming than if you just look at food stamps alone. very few families get food stamps alone. >> we are now talking about $1.40 per person per meal. and whereas the snap allotment could have lasted for three weeks because of this reduction in a household's monthly expenditure for food, e
arabia's unhappiness with the obama administration burst into full flower as we recall a couple of weeks ago with blind quotes and attributed quote to its intelligence chief voicing such displeasure over the u.s. what they see as president obama's flip-flop on whether or not to strike syria over chemical weapons, for one. and two, it's now very vigorous pursuit of negotiations with iran. so for saudi t is really all about the big struggle for power in the region between itself and iran. and there's definitely a doubt about the steadfastness of the u.s.. >> ifill: so is it real anger or diplomatic anger? >> that's much debated. there is real anger on the issues and you heard that from the foreign minister today, who really ticked them off. and he said at one point there are ticking time bombs that cannot just be managed and managed endlessly. about syria and iran. but i'm reliably told that the sawed saudies despite the threats in the earlier stories, they don't plan to try to totally go-it-alone in funding and giving arms to rebels in syriament because they think only the u.s. actually h
in washington, you know, including the obama administration, somehow something's just going to jump out of nowhere. and the economy doesn't work that way. so, you know, if we're going to see more rapid growth, you know, it's fairly narrow places it has to come from. you know, are we going to see some surge in consumption? very hard to see. is there going to be a surge in investment? you know, very hard to see. basically, the government's the one entity that has the ability to boost the economy. >> by spending money? >> by spending money. larger deficits. you know, that is what it boils down to. and that's, you know, you cannot say that. i mean, i've talked to people in the administration, talked to people in congress, they go, "oh, i'll get killed if i say that." well, some of them got to say it because that happens to be true. >> do you believe it? >> absolutely. i mean, if you want to look at the economy in a very simple way, we'll just get rid of the import-export sector because for the u.s., this won't change the story. you've got households, you've got the government, you've got bu
that served both country well. >> it's been badly abused by the obama administration. >> rose: badly abused beyond leaping troops in iraq. how has it been badly abused. >> barack obama goes to israel, holds a press conference with netanyahu, they talk about basic warnings about developing a program and within a matter of a weak or two he cuts the naval out in half and doesn't replace them. >> rose: did the israelis protest that. >> i don't know whether they protested that or not. it's a signal to everybody in the region. we saw the whole exercise over syria. the saudis were told and were ready to support effort for obama when he said he would expect punishment from the syrians because of the chemical weapons issue and we're ready to go and support the effort and at the last minute he cancels. >> rose: some say that the president didn't want to pull the trigger, he was looking for a way out. >> yes. i think he made a commitment he couldn't keep. he laid down a warning he wasn't prepared to enforce and he in effect took the easiest way out. >> rose: but suppose this turns out well. so far,
hill with obama administration officials in charge of the rollout of healthcare.gov. i'm gwen ifill. we'll see you online and again here tomorrow evening. for all of us here at the pbs newshour, thank you, and good night. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> united healthcare-- online at uhc.com. >> supported by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world. more information at macfound.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
. it wasn't a junk policy. i think one of the things i hear that obama administration say we've got all these substan start policies. that just isn't the case. i had a gold-plated health insurance plan. i could go to any doctor or hospital in the united states virtually. i could go to mayo clinic, the cleveland clinic. i've been in the health insurance business for 40 years. i had a cadillac plan. my health insurance company sent me a cancellation notice, told me i could go look at other plans for january. the best plan i can find personally is another blue cross plan, i'm happy to stay in that network. but it's got a much narrower network, hundreds of thousands of providers less, the deductble is $500 higher and the rate increase is 56% more. i spoke a good friend in fresno who told me his grand daughter is getting a 43% increase and she's got a terrific plan. >> ifill: let's distinguish between -- >> this is a small percentage of people, that just isn't the case. >> ifill: let's distinguish between anecdotes and the larger question, mr. lazewski, which is how much of this is -- when y
. the administration says that president obama is promised that if you like what you have you can keep it. that they had grandfathered in all these old policies. the fact is the grandfather clause didn't work. it excluded a lot of people. and it was -- gwen: and could opt out of it. >> companies could opt out of it and also didn't apply to any policy that was written after the middle of 2010. and most people renew these policies year to year. so a lot of those people are going to be in the lurch. gwen: let's speak more -- broader about -- isn't the whole idea of insurance that you're supposed to be in a risk pool, that you're supposed to share the risk and paying for something you won't necessarily get? and the complaints about these canceled policies are people not getting the policy they want is they're paying for something that they didn't want. like maternity care if they're single. >> if there's any analysis this week that pointed to the communications flubs in this whole -- the administration was left being beatenest head -- beaten over the head about getting people out of what they
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